We have the constitutional right to bear arms. However, there are rules and regulations to keep not only the carrier safe but those around them as well. A concealed weapon license is one of them for those who wish to carry their weapon on them. Keep reading to learn more:
What is Concealed Carry?
Concealed carry is the practice of weapon – most commonly a handgun – in public but not within view. This does allow you to carry your registered weapon in public legally and requires that you follow the state laws.
What Happens if I Draw My Weapon in Public?
If you have a concealed carry license, you are not exempt from any legal consequences of using your weapon. You need to familiarize yourself with what you can and cannot do under your concealed carry license in order to keep yourself safe legally. And, yes, you can be arrested should you use your weapon.
Am I Eligible for A Concealed Carry License?
There are several requires for getting a concealed carry license. The first steps include being 21 years old or above and being able to show that you’re competent with a firearm. You must also answer questions about your physical capability of safely handling a firearm, if you’re a U.S. citizen, if you’ve had a prior arrest and/or charges of a felony, and more.
Do I Need a Lawyer if I Use My Concealed Weapon?
If you ever feel the need to use the weapon under your concealed carry license, you should enlist the help of a lawyer. While you may be familiar with the laws affecting you, having experience and lawful knowledge behind you is always wise.
Were You Caught with the Possession of a Firearm in West Palm Beach?
The improper possession of a firearm in West Palm Beach can land you in some hot water. So, if you’ve run into issues with the law, contact us at the Law Offices of David Olson to learn how we can help you.